Sports: Tigers Eye No. 1 Spot in Fil-Sino Class A Caging
Huminova Tigers is seeking the top spot in Class A action against AACI Trading, who are both playing at press time, after demolishing AACI Farms, 107-81, even as Royal Star Trading defeated AACI Transport, 89-81, in the 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade 1st Conference Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
Transport and AACI Farms are also playing as of press time, but it will be an uphill battle for Transport as they need to beat Farms by 21 points to catch up the last semis slot available.
The Tigers had to overcome the deficit in the first half after Farms’ Clarence Quingco and Nico Lopingco contributed 11 points each to push AACI Farms to take a 49-46 advantage at the break.
Only Badong Eufre and three other teammates responded for the Tigers offensive with 7 points and his teammates added 6 points apiece.
Monroe Chua scored 9 points for the Tigers as Farms offense sputtered in the second half to pull off a 75-66 lead, but Ren Ren Lacson ignited with three triples and Ritchie Militante added 5 points but was not enough to prevent the Tigers offensive.
Lacson continue to deliver for Farms scoring 9 points, but RB Chua made sure that the Tigers secure the victory as he made 12 points in the quarter.
Chua paced the Tigers with 19 Badong Eufre added 16, Monroe Chua 15, Ralph Richard Tan 12 points all in 4 triples, Yu and Danny Boy Uy scored 9 points each, while Frankyn Madrid and Pao Pao Lim had 8 points each.
Lacson unloaded 23 points for Farms’, while Quingco and Lopingco added 11 points each and Militante had 10.
In the other game, Michael Ang drilled 5 treys to register 19 points in the first quarter to give Royal Star a 31-24 lead even as Yan Yan Dy notched 10 points for Transport.
Kenderson Hao scored 10 points and Vincent Tan added 6 as Royal extended the lead at the half 48-31. Chief Supt. Adonis Rosales made 10 points for Transport.
Transport outscored Royal in the next two quarters led Dy 12 points and Ricky Chua added 11 but their efforts were not enough to overhaul the lead and fell at the bottom of the standings.
Ang finished with 25 points, Hao and Rey Pandoro added10 points, apiece, while Tan and Peter Paul Ortaliz contributed 8 points each and Roger Montalbo had 7.
Dy scored 24 points in a losing effort, Chua delivered 20, Rosales scored 10, Masadia had 8 , while Bol Manaloto with 7.* (CMGarde with report from Stephen Tan)